CBD oil is popping up in local craft cocktails

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The new trend in cocktails is officially here. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is making a splash in the drinks of Project Bar & Grill in Hillcrest. Popular with the locals for Sunday hangovers, happy hour experimentation and evening nightcaps, CBD cocktails are opening to rave reviews.

Crafted with PlusCBD Oil, which is made here in San Diego, the cocktails are comprised of a range of lemonades and a spirit-forward drink for fans of the sipping experience.

PACIFIC sat down with PlusCBD Oil’s own Jesse Karagianes and Chanse McMillan along with cocktail crafter Nick Adams to find out more about the marriage of CBD and spirits.

PACIFIC: For those who don’t know, what is CBD?

JESSE KARAGIANES: It is short for cannabidiol, one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant (hemp and marijuana). For people who are nervous about trying cannabis, hemp CBD is a good option for them. It’s important to note that CBD oil isn’t psychoactive, so it won’t get you high.

So if you aren’t getting high, what are the effects?

JK: It’s definitely a wellness supplement. People often take hemp CBD for mood, recovery, inflammation and stress. I take it for mental balance and stress resilience. Other people often report that it takes the edge off without a high, and brings you back to center. When you are stressed and cortisol is flowing, you aren’t making good decisions. With CBD oil, your response is more metered and balanced. Also, it helps for a more restful sleep, less stress and keeping healthy people healthy.

What are some of the proven benefits of CBD?

Source: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pac-cbd-cocktails-20180803-story.html

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